Rams Serve

Rams Serve the Community

The Winston-Salem State University Department of Athletics kicked off Community Engagement Week on Sunday, July 27, as athletic staff and coaches visited First Baptist Church on Highland Avenue.

Helping at The Second Harvest Food BankThe church service on Sunday was one of four events that took place during the week of July 27 through August 3, as the Ram Athletic staff engages the Winston-Salem community.

Winston-Salem State is dedicated to building strong communities. Through its community engagement initiative, the Rams strive to touch the lives of others through meaningful acts of altruism, while providing its students-athletes, coaches, and athletic team members the opportunity to learn and grow.

"Community Outreach is a focal point within the athletic department's strategic initiatives", says director of Athletics, Tonia Walker.  "We have committed to our student-athletes and staff dedicating at least 3000 community service hours annually to the Winston-Salem Community at large", Walker added.  

Rams Volunteer at Boys & Girls ClubMargaret Mead said it best when she stated, "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."

"We simply want to make a difference in our community!  I truly believe that volunteerism plays an important factor in fulfilling our responsibility to transform our student-athletes into productive citizens.", says Walker.

Other events that took place during the week for the WSSU Athletic Department included:

Tuesday-July 29:  9am-1pm
2nd Harvest Food Bank
3655 Reed Street
Winston-Salem, NC  27107

Thursday-July 31: 10:00 am – Noon
Ken Carlson Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club
2100 Reynolds Park Rd
Winston-Salem, NC 27107

Sunday-August 3: 8am-9:30am Church Service
Galilee Church
4129 Northampton Dr,
Winston-Salem, NC 27105

For more photos of the Rams in action visit our Flickr stream.

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